Causes of Diabetes

Causes of Diabetes

  • ◘ Hereditary or Inherited Traits: It is strongly believed that is due to some genes which pass from one generation to another. It depends upon the closeness of blood relationship as a mother is diabetes risk is 2 to 3%, father is a diabetic risk is more than the previous case and if both the parents are diabetic, it has a much greater risk for diabetes.
  • ◘ Age: Increased age is a factor which gives more possibility than in younger age. This disease may occur at any age, but 80% of cases occur after 50 years, incidences increase as age does in this group.

  • ◘ Poor Diet (Malnutrition Related Diabetes): Improper nutrition, low protein and fibre intake, high intake of refined products are the expected reasons for developing diabetes.

  • fibre intake◘ Obesity and Fat Distribution: Being overweight means increased insulin resistance that is if body fat is more than 30%, BMI 25+, waist girth 35 inches in women or 40 inches in males.

  • ◘ Sedentary Lifestyle: People with a sedentary lifestyle are more prone to diabetes when compare to those who exercise thrice a week, are at lesser risk of falling prey to diabetes.

  • ◘ Stress: Either physical injury or emotional disturbance is frequently blamed as the initial cause of the disease. Any disturbance in Corticosteroid or ACTH therapy may lead to clinical signs of the diseases.
  • ◘ Drug Induced: Clozapine (Clozaril), olanzapine (Zyprexa), risperidone (Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel) and ziprasidone (Geodon) are known to induce this lethal disease.

  • ◘ Infection: Some of the staphylococci are supposed to be a responsible factor for infection in pancreas.

  • ◘ Sex: It is commonly seen in elderly especially males but strong evidence of developing diabetes in females with multiple pregnancies have been observed or in females suffering from (PCOS) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

  • ◘ Hypertension: It had been reported in many studies that there is a direct relationship between high systolic pressure and diabetes. Serum lipids and lipoproteins: High triglyceride and cholesterol level in the blood are related to high blood sugars, in some cases, it had been studied that risk is involved even with low HDL levels in circulating blood.